All our courses are taught online, except for our Friday Samoan Oratory class which is only taught at the Manukau Office in Auckland.
You must enrol with PEC in order to access our online classes.
Students enrolled on our courses will use ZOOM (video conferencing) and our online student portal (PolyeLearning) which is powered by MOODLE.
PEC is able to enrol a limited number of international students - please contact Ida for more information and a copy of the international student enrollment form on Ida@pec.ac.nz.
About our courses
Our FREE Pasifika Community Language courses are:
10-weeks long - they are taught once a week for 2 hours face to face (online) with your tutor
You are expected to do at least 1 hour self-directed learning per week (your revision, practice & preparation for the upcoming class)
Each course is a total of 30 hours over 10 weeks
PEC courses are structured around teaching key themes, meaning that in each lesson you'll focus on a particular topic - eg salutations and greetings, numbers and counting, telling the time, counting money, days of the week and months of the year, food etc.
It is important to note that you will not become a fluent speaker after only 10 weeks of doing one of our courses. Rather, they are designed to introduce you to the language, vocabulary and cultural aspects in relation to the level and topic you are studying.
Our courses are NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved Training Schemes and they have confirmed that the courses meet the desired outcome, are set at the right level, and confirm that the content it appropriate to be learnt across 30 hours.
These training schemes are not "formal qualifications" as such, therefore the credits cannot be added to your NZQA Record of Learning. You will instead, receive a Certificate of Participation only if you meet the minimum attendance criteria - 80% of your classes (8 out of 10).
We cannot grant Certificates to any international students, but you can participate in our courses.
The purpose of our courses, is to see learners gain confidence in being able to speak their language at the appropriate level and understanding the cultural protocols. We hope that by taking our courses, students would start to thrive in their understanding and love for their language and culture, be strong in their identity, and continue the lifelong journey of being immersed in their language and culture.
Our courses are taught online
Students enrol onto our course and will receive an email with a link to our Online Platform PolyeLearning (Moodle) where you will access all of your course materials.
You will also receive a second email inviting you to join your online ZOOM class. This is where you will meet your tutor and class mates. PEC classes are taught live, online 6-8pm. You will need a desktop PC, laptop, tablet or smart phone to participate in ZOOM online classes. You can watch our PEC HOW TO ZOOM video to find out how it all works.